HOUSE BILL 390
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF PEACHLAND TO CHANGE THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS AND TO PROVIDE A METHOD FOR THEIR ELECTION.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 766 of the Session Laws of 1947, amending the Charter of the Town of Peachland, is amended by rewriting Section 4 as follows:
"Sec. 4. (a) At the regular municipal election in 1979, the candidate for Mayor and the two (2) candidates for Commissioner who receive the highest numbers of votes shall be elected for four year terms, while the three (3) candidates for Commissioner who receive the next highest numbers of votes shall be elected for two year terms. Beginning at the regular municipal election in 1981, and quadrennially thereafter, three (3) Commissioners shall be elected to serve four year terms. Beginning at the regular municipal election in 1983, and quadrennially thereafter, a Mayor and two (2) Commissioners shall be elected to serve four year terms.
Sec 2. The election shall be nonpartisan, simple plurality and held at the time specified in G.S. 163-279(a)(1). The municipal elections shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of Articles 23 and 24 of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes.
Sec. 3. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 9th day of April, 1979.